New evidence on cross-country differences in job satisfaction using anchoring vignettes
AbstractThis paper presents results on cross-country comparison of job sat- isfaction across seven EU countries taking into account that people in diÂ¤erent countries may perceive subjective questions diÂ¤erently. We apply a chopit model approach where the threshold parameters in an ordered probit model are re-scaled through anchoring vignettes. Com- pared to a traditional ordered probit model, which yields the familiar result that Denmark is ranked in the very top followed by Finland, the country ranking is altered when the chopit model is applied. In this case, the Scandinavian countries are ranked somewhat lower while workers from the Netherlands are found to have the highest level of job satisfaction. These results suggest that cultural diÂ¤erences in the way people perceive subjective questions about satisfaction make simple cross-country comparison misleading.
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- Kristensen, Nicolai & Johansson, Edvard, 2006. "New Evidence on Cross-Country Differences in Job Satisfaction Using Anchoring Vignettes," Working Papers 06-1, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
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